SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – According to Rocky’s Ace Hardware in Springfield, homeowners should start taking precautions to prevent pipes from freezing in the late fall to early winter.

Rocky’s warns against using a propane torch to unfreeze pipes; for a few dollars, you can prevent them from freezing in the first place with pipe insulation. On particularly cold nights, there are a few things you can do around the house to help keep your pipes warm.

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